Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 90 of 104)

  1. The economic liberalization policy of the Government of India has provided for which of the following measures for the reforms of the public enterprises?

    1. Exit Policy

    2. Privatization of PSUs

    3. Providing autonomy to top profitmaking units

    4. Globalization of PSUs

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. The ‘Navratna’ policy of the Government of India provides the PSUs with which of the following?

    1. flexibility

    2. Financial autonomy

    3. Administrative autonomy

    4. Freedom for joint venture with equity within 5% of their net worth

      1. 1 and 4

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. The Dis-investment Commission has proposed a stock option scheme for the employees of PSUs. Which of the following are its main features?

    1. No physical transfer of shares from the PSUs to their employee

    2. Management of the shares by a trust composed of experts

    3. Allotment of shares to new employees

    4. Sale of shares in the stock market by the shareholding employees

      1. l and 4

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Consider the following steps:

    1. Closure of sick units

    2. Nationalization of joint public private units

    3. Introduction of MOU system

    4. Golden hand-shake

    5. National Renewal Fund The reform steps taken by the Government of India prior to its New Economic Policy regarding the public sector undertakings include

      1. l and 2

      2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 3, 4 and 5

      4. 3, 4 and 5

  5. There shall be a Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister as the head to aid and advice the President who shall in the exercise of his functions act in accordance with his advice. This provision in the Constitution has been laid down by which one of the following Constitutional Amendment Act?

    1. 41st

    2. 42nd

    3. 43rd

    4. 72nd

  6. Match List I (features of the Indian Constitution) with List II (their sources) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Fundamental Rights

    2. Directive Principles of State Policy

    3. Emergency Powers

    4. Rule of Law

    1. Germany

    2. U. S A

    3. UK

    4. Ireland

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
  7. Which of the following statements are true?

    1. In USA, there is a legal ban strikes by public employees

    2. In India, strike by public employees is an offence under the Essential Services Act

    3. In UK, the National Whitely Council's resolution bans strikes by public employees

    4. In UK, executive rules regard strikes as offences by public employees

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2 and 4

  8. Consider the following statements: The Comparative Public Administration method of Rigs emphasizes a shift from

    1. normative to empirical

    2. ideograph to homothetic

    3. bureaucratic to non-bureaucratic

    4. historical to philosophical

    5. Of these statements the correct statements are

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 3 and 4

      3. 3, 4 and 5

      4. 2, 4 and 5

  9. Under their service rules, the British Civil Servants are required to be

    1. neutral in politics

    2. can be partisan

    3. can be partly neutral and partly partisan

    4. can pursue active party politics

  10. The credit for coining and applying the concept of indicative planning goes to

    1. erstwhile USSR

    2. Britain

    3. USA

    4. France

  11. In which of the following modern states do the civil servants enjoy the legal right to take time off from their administrative career duties and responsibilities in order to contest elections and join politics for a term?

    1. USA

    2. Britain

    3. Russia

    4. France

  12. Consider the following statements: The members of the erstwhile Soviet bureaucracy

    1. had the right to participate in active party politics

    2. could not take part in party politics

    3. could criticize the policies of the government

    4. had the right to pursue private economic activities

    Of these statements:

    1. 1 alone is correct

    2. 1 and 4 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

  13. The United States established the merit system of recruitment to the civil services through

    1. the Pendleton Act

    2. the Budget and Accounting Act

    3. the Civil Service Reform Act

    4. an executive order of the President

  14. Consider the following statements: The Civi1 Service Reform Act, 1978 of United States introduced

    1. performance-budgeting system

    2. performance bonus for members of the senior executive service

    3. merit pays provision for middle managerial personnel

    4. performance appraisal system

    5. office of Personnel Management

    Of these statements:

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    3. 2, 3 and 5 are correct

    4. 1, 4 and 5 are correct

  15. Which of the following models were designed by Fred Riggs for the study of the administrative of developing nations?

    1. Bureaucratic

    2. Decision-making

    3. Non-government

    4. Prismatic/sala/bazaar canteen

    5. Agreria-Industrial

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 4 and 5

      4. 1, 4 and 5